Plymouth’s favorite companies according to your vote

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Plymouth is a city rich in history and diversity, with plenty to see and do. Lots of things to do involve local businesses in Plymouth and here we take a look at some favourites.

There’s a lot of truth to the list, from shops that sell tasty treats to hair salons, craft businesses, and a relatively new downtown-based ax throwing business.

With over two hundred comments from our readers who answered our recent question: “What is your favorite business in Plymouth?” The response was overwhelming.

One chose Baby’Roo and said ‘Best baby store ever’, while a gentleman suggested The Early Bird saying: ‘Good to see something fresh and local become such a success!” This comment was “liked” by four other people, so it was clearly a popular choice.

Read more: Plymouth’s best cafes according to locals

Here are the Plymouth businesses that received the most feedback suggesting they were your favourites.

Mila Bakery: A favorite among Plymouth foodies. Homemade brownies in many wonderful flavors and combinations are always a treat. Brownies aren’t all that’s on offer. They make cookies, cakes and blondies – and best of all, they’ll deliver them to you for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. They also sell hot pastries, freshly made salads, made-to-order baguettes, sandwiches and more!



Mila’s Bakery Owner Sells Adrenalin’s Famous Brownies

Steel Brew Company: Originating from a garage in 2018, the business has now moved to the Melville building in the Royal William Yard in Plymouth in early 2020, now the business has migrated to Mills Bakery just opposite to enable them to expand even further . They brew a variety of different beer styles and are always up for trying new things! Their Plymouth Pale Ale recently won the Champion Beer Award from the Taste of the West Awards



The company hopes to have its own channel in the future
The company hopes to have its own channel in the future

Queen B Lounge : A stylist and salon owner with multiple nominations was Bethanie Cork at the Queen B salon. Bethanie, now 27, was the youngest businesswoman to start her own salon in the city four years ago , and she is still one of Plymouth’s youngest patroness. It was through hard work and determination that Bethanie started her own business at the age of 19 with her partner, Sarah. The couple launched Queen B in a small salon on Union Street with their own money and without the financial help of their family. The couple worked tirelessly to move into a Grade II listed building on the Barbican in 2017 and turned it into a friendly space where guests can relax when visiting.



Queen B's Bethanie Cork
Queen B’s Bethanie Cork

The ax throwing company Celtic Tossers: The business started out as guys throwing axes in a field at a homemade target, but after seeing its popularity grow when they pitched their idea at festivals in Cornwall, and after seeing the demand increase, the owners felt it was time to branch out and come to Plymouth.



Do you have what it takes to hit the target?
Do you have what it takes to hit the target?

Rockpool Trade: Located on Southside Street at the owner’s Barbican, Helen wanted to showcase the best locally made and designed gifts and homewares, helping makers to run their own business while selling beautiful handmade and locally designed products to people across the country. whole world.

Baxters bath bombs: Handmade bath bombs, bath salts, bath melts, shower steamers, bath jelly, vegan bar soaps, lip balms, range of balms and therapeutic bombs for fibromyalgia, body butter, milk soap goat cheese, solid dog shampoo, shea butter moisturizer, whipped soap.

My Scottish bar and my fudge: Offering a wide range of fudges including vanilla, chocolate, orange, mint and hazelnut fudges as well as traditional Scottish bars.

Catering fuel: Founded by Medhi Taheri, her meal prep business aims to get your diet in shape with a range of tasty and nutritious meals to help you stay fit. They offer tasty daily specials and are based on Looe Street in the picturesque port of Sutton.



Fuel Catering is now located on the Barbican

Unlimited sound : For all your musical needs, the stores sell a multitude of musical instruments, from high-end guitars to keyboards and Ukelele. They also offer a tuning service for your instrument to help you get set up and playing right away. They also offer demos via zoom call if you need it.

Laundry at 55: A laundry and ironing deposit or collection store. They provide ecological cleaning products (refillable) ecological cosmetics such as toothbrushes and soaps. They are based at 55 Union Street.

The Early Bird Bakery: The Early Bird is a proudly independent, family-run brunch and lunch destination with a small artisan bakery on site. The small business is located at 51 Mutely Plain. The idea of ​​brunch originated in Australia and the food is said to “bring people together”. Also on sale is a range of tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!



The place has an area to sit and enjoy a cooked meal
The place has an area to sit and enjoy a cooked meal

Baby’Roo: Although the logo features a kangaroo, another Australian theme, this baby store is located on Armada Way in Plymouth and offers all your baby clothes and other accessories for babies and toddlers up to three years old.



Baby'Roo staff have over 40 years of baby retail experience having worked at Mothercare before launching Baby'roo in 2019
Baby’Roo staff have over 40 years of baby retail experience having worked at Mothercare before launching Baby’roo in 2019

The Flower Bar: This florist on Cattedown Road caters to all occasions where flowers are needed. From birthdays to anniversaries not to mention there is also a bouquet to suit your style and budget, they are the place to go.

With love KT : In business for nearly two years now, the team prides itself on providing highly scented wax melts and eco-friendly products while caring for our environment! Fades are often rotated so that different scents are offered to keep your home fresh.

mystical moon : This is a small local shop that sells fantasy, mystical, wiccan and gothic gifts in Marlborough Street in Devonport. They have a wide range of scary stuff. From spirit boards to skeletons and skulls, your one stop shop for witch deals.

Drab to Fabulous: A local ‘upcycling’ business in the heart of Plymouth Market, specializing in renovating tired old furniture creating a finished Shabby Chic style item that would take pride of place in your home or workplace.

Goofy Castle: They are quite a unique company in that they sell a range of ‘quirky’ collectible toys. The list to choose from is long, figures can range from My Little Pony to Marvel. Mystery Bags can be purchased for £10.



Kooky Castle is ideal for Halloween

Salt and pepper cooking: offer a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, we also offer savory and sweet dishes. So whether you’re stopping in for your morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack, they’ve got you covered!

Foto-Jenik: A local photography company with over 15 years of experience capturing your most precious moments on your wedding day. Foto-Jenik aims to capture the moments you might miss on such a special occasion

Eva’s world: Found on Mayflower Street, it is an eco-friendly company committed to producing card clothing for children and adults. They also sell chocolate, wellness cards and accessories.



Christina Farley at Eva’s World

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